Even though our couches have replaced the pool, summer is in full swing (and coming to an end a little too quickly for our liking). But—in my experience—the heat always comes with some bodily side effects (sunburns, acne, sweating, etc). Here, the seven products that help us beat the heat and summer-induced insecurities.
Nothing compares to the feeling of a freshly dermaplaned face, especially since we’ve been lacking on the grooming routine in quarantine. Esker’s Body Plane ($45) re-creates that spa experience on your body (and it surprisingly works like a charm). Simply grab your favorite body oil, coat your skin and gently slide the metal blade across your whole body. The result? Bump-free, smooth skin that screams summer.
The All-Over Sunscreen
It’s okay to be lazy sometimes, but that’s never an excuse for forgetting sunscreen. That’s where Cocokind’s Daily SPF ($24) comes in: it’s lightweight and quick to absorb, making it the perfect squirt-and-go product to protect from rays even on the laziest of days. To make it even better, it’s formulated with blue phytoplankton which combats skin damage caused by blue light exposure.
The Body Serum
If you’re only applying serum to your face, your whole body is missing out. The Goldfaden MD Firm Believer Body Serum ($96) is formulated to sculpt, smooth and remove dull skin with just one easy swipe. Without added fragrance, this sensitive skin–approved serum is formulated with elasticity-boosting radish root extract, calming marula oil, hyaluronic acid and circulation-boosting coffee—all suitable to use wherever you need a little boost (even the booty).
The After-Sun Balm
Laying in the sun all day is both mentally and physically exhausting, but applying an after-sun balm is one of the best ways to soothe the skin from intense heat. Clarins’ Soothing After Sun Balm ($32) is antioxidant-rich and packed with moisturizing plant extracts—including watermelon, aloe vera and shea butter.
The Body Lotion
It’s evident that CBD is all the rage, but a cream that combines CBD with arnica, aloe, menthol and hemp seed botanicals was unheard of—until now. Healist Naturals’ Body Relief Lotion ($40) contains 150 mg of CBD and provides both a cooling and heating sensation when applied to the skin. If you’ve been amping-up your at-home exercise routine during quarantine, this is the ultimate tension reliever.
The Self Tanner
Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs Tanning Water ($11) is a mess-free, clean formula that bronzes your skin sans harmful UV rays. What we love most? It comes in one universal shade that works on any skin tone and it doesn’t require a mitt—simply spray it on, rub it in and wash off your hands immediately.
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